How to Comply

The EBEWE Ordinance requires buildings to achieve certain efficiency targets or perform audits and retro-commissioning on a 5 year cycle determined by the property's Building ID.

In order to comply, building owners and managers have several options for either demonstrating that the building has reduced energy and water usage, or is on a pathway to efficiency.

Energy Performance

  • Obtain an Energy Audit and Implement Retro-commissioning Measures - audit requirements reference ASHRAE standard 2.11, and retro-commissioning will focus on scheduling repairs and maintenance of existing equipment, specifically,  measures that are observable during the energy audit; or meet one of the exemptions listed below:
    • Achieve ENERGY STAR Certification for the compliance year, or for two of the three years preceding compliance date
    • Document 15% reduction in energy use intensity over the prior 5 years, using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
      • See LADWP rebate information below
    • Meet one of the additional exemptions defined in Section 91.9706.1.3.

Water Performance 

  • Obtain a Water Audit and Implement Retro-commissioning Measures; or meet one of the exemptions listed below: 
    • Document 20% reduction in water use intensity over the prior 5 years, using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
      • See LADWP rebate information below
    • Meet one of the additional exemptions defined in Section 91.9706.2.3.

LADWP Rebate Information

  • Commercial Direct Install (CDI) Program: CDI offers free energy and water (and natural gas) efficiency upgrades for qualifying customers
  • Custom Performance Program (CPP) and Commercial Lighting Incentive Program (CLIP): offer generous incentives relative to other utilities’ programs.
  • LADWP offers a number of energy and water rebates and programs for commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental customers: www.ladwp.com/nrrp.

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